Blue Q Ranch is nestled on 1580 acres in the scenic, rolling hills of the Uwharrie Mountains outside Troy, NC. The natural beauty and abundant wildlife form a backdrop for a modern cattle operation focused on the needs of commercial cattlemen and registered breeders alike. The farm is the dream of Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins, a Pennsylvania native who fell in love with the region during a stint with the Carolina Panthers. The ranch provides the perfect off-season retreat for Kerry, his wife Brooke, herself a North Carolina native and daughter Riley.
The vision began in 2002 with the purchase of the former J-Bob Farm and 22 head of red Angus. Registered black Angus and Balancers soon joined this group. By 2006, the decision was made to focus on the production of Angus seedstock and premium black Angus became the objective of the operation. For the next several years, Blue Q Ranch built a strong genetic base influenced by the top Angus herds in the nation, with emphasis on performance and carcass quality. The farm itself grew to accommodate its goal to encompass 780 acres in pasture balanced with 800 acres in managed timber. With its foundation established, Blue Q ranch became a regular consigner to major seedstock sales across the nation and continued acquiring select donors to enhance the breeding program. Today, the seedstock division includes approximately 300 brood cows and more than a dozen high quality donors.
A farm is a work in progress, and Blue Q Ranch is now diversified with Simm/Angus hybrids and commercial cattle in addition to Angus seedstock to support a wider range of customer demand. The ranch hosted its first production sale in 2009 and is moving forward with the aim of providing high quality, affordable, functional cattle for both registered and commercial cattlemen. Currently, one yearly production sale is held in March, but private sales of Blue Q Ranch bulls, heifers, and commercial cattle are always welcome.